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Remote sensing satellite in Russia to be launched in 2006

The first satellite in Russia for the remote sensing of the Earth will be launched in late 2006. The Federal Space Program for 2006-2015 suggested the creation of seven remote sensing systems to obtain “fundamental knowledge about the Earth and monitor natural resources”. The main objectives outlined in the Federal Space Program were to restore and develop a remote sensing orbital group and create infrastructure for the access of the users of such systems, who include the Emergency Situations Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, the Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, the Natural Resources Ministry and the Russian Academy of Sciences.